Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursday: Alien Contact

It was a hectic day so I have to post this in progress. I have a few more ideas to try out before I can call this complete.
Also, I want to give some credit to Issara Willenskomer...I used some of his downloadable design elements for the background textures and effects. Check out his site, DesignBum . Not only does he have some great downloads but his work is really outstanding too.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


This sketch was inspired by Sophie Jodoin's paintings. A friend turned me on to her work a few days back...her work is really unbelievable.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

Illustration Friday: Extremes

This is an example of just having a single word in mind (in this case "Extremes") and seeing where it takes you. This piece is a little disturbing to me because it started as a self-portrait but in the end I think it feels more like a vampire version of the Joker. I blame this interpretation of myself on the fact that Halloween is around the corner.

Some more work...

I wanted to try a few experiments with the "Absinthe" sketch. In the background, to create more texture, I used a lot of pieces from the vector packs I bought at the Go Media web site. They have a lot of great resources for designer and illustrators on their site.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Another Sketch

I had time for one more quick sketch today...still trying to stay loose and quick with the illustration.

Animation Project Concept Drawing 2

Another attempt at a style for my animation project...not totally happy here but maybe I have just been staring at it too long.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Sketches from 10/9/07

Some face sketches today from magazines. I'm trying to do these in 20 minutes each just to stop myself from tightening up. Like most artists I know, I really am striving towards a look that is loose and unlabored but still feels finished. I am far from there yet, but some of these are on the right track.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Microsoft Illustrations (Part 1)

These illustration were created to be a part of web movie for Microsoft. In all there were about 75 illustrations that I completed over the last few months. I will continue to post more in the coming days.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Animation Project Concept Drawing

Here is a illustration I finally finsihed up--it is a piece of an animation project that has been on the back burner for awhile now. It still isn't quite where I want it but the mood is starting to feel right.